Table of contents

1 Introduction

  • The youth justice system
  • Youth justice supervision
  • Key policy directions in 2017–18
  • This report

2 Numbers and rates of young people under supervision

  • National
  • States and territories

3 Characteristics of young people under supervision

  • Age and sex
  • Indigenous young people under supervision
  • Remoteness area
  • Socioeconomic position

4 Community-based supervision

  • Unsentenced community-based supervision
  • Sentenced community-based supervision

5 Detention

  • Unsentenced detention
  • Sentenced detention
  • Detention entries and exits

6 Time under supervision

  • Orders and supervision periods
  • Length of supervision periods
  • Total time under supervision

7 Supervision history

  • First entry to supervision
  • Youth justice supervision history

8 Trends in supervision

  • Recent trends
  • Longer trends

9 Youth justice in context

  • The youth and adult justice systems in Australia
  • Australian and international approaches to youth justice

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Symbols
Glossary
References
List of tables
List of figures
Related publications

Appendix 1: Data quality and technical notes

Appendix 2: Youth justice remand and detention centres

Appendix 3: Youth justice legislation

Appendix 4: State and territory youth justice systems, policies and programs 2017–18